1808 Info 1 for William Crompton
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William's christening was registered at Bridlington in 1808.
Source: IGI v.4 William Pnts: Richardson/Martha Male Christening 02apr1808 Bridlington William CROMPTON (M) C: 2 Apr 1808 Ba: C105873 Father: Thomas Richardson CROMPTON Bridlington, Yorkshire So: 919162 Mother: Martha
|Bullen‘s Hill Farm - 1841 census
The 1841 census records a William and James CROMPTON living at Bullen‘s Hill Farm located north east of North Newbald, SE940375 OS 1:50 000 Landranger 106, on a rolling arable hillside. Given that James and Fanny‘s family match known facts then it seems that William, the tenant or farm owner, employed brother James as his agricultural labourer.
|Above: Aerial photograph of Bullen's Farm in 2007
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1841 Census Sun/Mon 6/7 June 1841 Source: FHL Film PRO Ref HO107 Piece: 1219; Book: 9; Folio: 21; Page: 13 Dwelling: Bullons Hill Place: North Newbald, York, England Name Age Occupation William Crompton 30 Farmer James Crompton 32 Fanny Crompton 25 Thomas Crompton 2 William Crompton 2mth Charles Jackson 25 Foreman Elizbth Smelt 18 Serv
|Above: William and his brother James at Bullens Farm, North Newbald, in the 1841 census|
|In the earlier days there had been two farms - the farm house further down the farm road had stood, open to the sky, to first floor height before falling down in the 1980s. According to the owner, the present farmhouse is Edwardian. It was, however, possible that the original Bullen‘s Farm house had stood on the site of the Edwardian building. Many of the out buildings appear to be ‘original‘ with the lower courses built of stone courses, now surmounted by red brick, and could have dated from William and James‘ day.|
|Round the back of the modern grain store is a red bricked building which is believed to be an original "one up-one down house" with barn and a twelve horse stable attached. The copper, to heat the water, is still inside the down stairs room. The upper floor has been converted into a hay loft. It is possible that James and Fanny lived here and that Fanny was William's house keeper in the 'big house'. But note that the census also records a 'foreman' and 'servant'.|
In 1841, after the census of 6 June, William married Sarah HORNSEY, daughter of Richard and Sarah HORNSEY farmers of North Newbald, in the fourth quarter of 1841 (GRO ref: Beverley 23 25) .
The IGI records shows several Crompton children born to William and Sarah in North Newbald. Their second child, Richard Hornsey, kept his mothers maiden name.
Source: IGI Sarah Crompton C: 29 May 1842 Ba: C109291 Father: William Crompton, North Newbald, Yorkshire So: 991078 Mother: Sarah Crompton Richard Hornsey Crompton C: 19 Nov 1843 Ba: C109291 Father: William Crompton, North Newbald, Yorkshire So: 991078 Mother: Sarah Crompton William Crompton C: 29 Jul 1845 BA: C109291 Father: William Crompton, North Newbald, Yorkshire So: 991078 Mother: Sarah Crompton
The 1851 census confirms William's status as a farmer/tenant of the 104 acres on Bullens Hill and introduces his new daughter Martha. There is no mention of Richard HORNSEY, nor of Naomi. Whilst brother James had left for Scarborough, William nor his wife or his wife's family were wealthy enough to employ two male farm servants and an indoor servant.
1851 Census Sun/Mon 30/31st March 1851 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref HO 107 Piece: 2359; Folio: 26; Page: 14; Sched: 48 Dwelling: Bullens Hill Place: North Newbald, York, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace William Crompton Head M 42 Farmer of 104 acres Yorks, Bridlington Sarah Crompton Wife M 36 Farmer's wife Yorks, N Newbald William Crompton Son 5 Farmer's son Yorks, N Newbald Martha Crompton Dau 2 Farmer's daur Yorks, N Newbald James Wilson Serv U 23 Farm servant Yorks, Leckonfield [sic] John Collingt[on] Serv U 17 Farm servant Yorks, Leckonfield [sic] Hannah Gridow Serv U 21 House servant Yorks, Bewholme
At the time of the 1851 census Sarah, William's eldest daughter, was living with her grandparents in North Newbald. She is recorded as an eight year old scholar. It is suggested that the farm was too far from the village for an eight year old to walk twice a day. This census record confirms the parentage of William's wife. With 292 acres Richard HORNSEY had a considerable farm. Did William CROMPTON manage Bullen's Farm for Richard HORNSEY?
1851 Census Sun/Mon 30/31st March 1851 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref HO 107 Piece: 2359; Folio: 6; Page: 4; Sched: 17 Dwelling: Green Place: North Newbald, York, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Richard Hornsey Head M 77 Farmer 292 acres emply 5 men Yorks, Newbald Sarah Hornsey Wife M 74 Yorks, Newbald Samuel Hornsey Son U 41 Son employed on farm Yorks, Newbald Sarah Crompton GDau 8 Scholar Yorks, Newbald Hannah Hotham Serv 18 House serv Yorks, Holme Richard Tindale Serv 27 Ag. Lab Yorks, Newbald Jim Walton(?) Serv 20 Ag. Lab Yorks, North Cave
This record also introduces Richard TINDALE, whose descendants married in to the Kneeshaws and then into the family of James CROMPTON, through John Harper CROMPTON.
IGI also records another child, Joseph, born to William and Sarah CROMPTON, being christened in Nafferton in 1854.
Source: IGI Joseph Crompton C: 30 Oct 1854 Ba: C106381 Father: William Crompton Nafferton, Yorkshire So: 919220 Mother: Sarah Crompton
The 1861 census confirms that William and his family returned to Nafferton, where Joseph was born in late 1854. William is now classified as a farmer labourer. Is this because he was no longer able to work on the farm of his retired father-in-law?
1861 Census Sun/Mon. 7/8th April 1861 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG09 Piece: 3608; Folio: 59; Page: 2; Sched: 9 Dwelling: Gibson's Yard Place: Nafferton, York, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace William Crompton Head M 53 Farmers labourer Yorks, Bridlington Sarah Crompton Wife M 48 Yorks, Newbald William Crompton Son U 14 Scholar Yorks, Newbald Mary Crompton Dau 8 Scholar Yorks, Newbald Joseph Crompton Son 6 Scholar Yorks, Nafferton
In the 1881 census Joseph was a shepherd visiting his sister Mary and her husband Richard CHAPLIN.
It wasn't until the 1871 census that William Jnr. is recorded as having the disability of a lame leg.
1871 Census Sun/Mon. 2/3rd April 1871 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG10 Piece: 4807; Folio: 92; Page: 20; Sched: 110 Dwelling: Middle Street Place: Nafferton, York, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace William Crompton Head M 63 Ag Lab Yorks, Bridlington Sarah Crompton Wife M 59 Yorks, Newbald William Crompton Son U 24 None, Disability LAME Yorks, Newbald Martha Crompton Dau U 22 Infant school Mistress Yorks, Newbald Mary E Crompton Dau U 19 Yorks, Newbald
In 1881 William, his 'imbecile' and lame son, lodged with his Mary, perhaps in her care because his parents are dead or infirm. 'Imbecile' is a generic term for any one with a disability.
Source: GRO death William Crompton Driffield vol.9d p.229 - GRO 3rd quarter 1872
An inquest report records:
Crompton Wm, 64, Nafferton
20ft up a ladder when a horse moved and caught the ladder with a wagon. He fell and lingered three days
August 31 1872
This confirms the family hearsay of William dying when falling from a corn stack.
William CROMPTON was buried in Nafferton, it is said, on 31st August 1872, age 64.
Source: Driffield and Wolds Genealogy
Sarah HORNSEY/CROMPTON died in the first quarter of 1880 (GRO ref: Driffield 9d 233).
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